Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:46

Canadian Blood Services encourages donors in Swift Current to give a ‘miracle’

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Tis’ the season to work miracles! And by donating blood people are helping to create a miracle for a hospital patient.


This holiday season, Canadian Blood Services is giving local donors a chance to dedicate their ‘miracle’ to someone important to them while at the blood donor clinic.
Canadian Blood Services’ special holiday clinic visits Swift Current Dec. 10-11.
It’s a blood donation appointment with a seasonal twist. After giving blood, donors can have their picture taken with a personalized miracle dedication message at the festive photo booth.
Photos will be uploaded to the provincial Facebook page www.facebook.com/SaskatchewanBlood and donors can share their miracle with friends and family online.
Holiday dedication cards will also be available for donors who would like to share their ‘miracle’ by traditional mail. Fill out the card on site and Canadian Blood Services will mail it for you too.
“At this time of year is can be a challenge to find that perfect gift. Why not give something that literally comes straight from the heart and has great meaning to another family that may have to spend their holidays in hospital,” says James Topinka, community development co-ordinator.
The Swift Current blood donor clinic runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec.10 and again from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bridgeway Community Church, 510 13th Ave. N.E.
More than 300 blood donations are needed and currently there are about 40 appointments still available for the Dec. 11 clinic — that’s enough blood to help eight people who need blood as part of their cancer treatment.
Between now and the New Year, approximately 4,700 blood donations are needed in Saskatchewan.
To give your own holiday miracle, visit www.blood.ca or phone 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) and book an appointment.

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